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Past News:

 

Anthony Green . 11.22.2013 . Suicide Girls Interview (@ 23:34)

"...I've been recording vocals for new Circa songs, that we're gonna do a new Circa record next year. yeah and it's like the best stuff. I know that people say it all the time but the demos that they gave me for... They gave me five demos and they're the best five Circa songs, collectively, one after another, that i've heard ever. Coming up like, we're gonna write a new record, you know, like having the first demos usually be this good is just very odd. Immediately I'm like holy shit it's gonna be really good."

 

Brendan was recently asked why Circa has no plans to come to the UK anytime soon. He responded:

 

Brendan Ekstrom . 01.10.2014 . Twitter

"writing a record"

 

Circa Survive entered Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA on April 22, 2014 to record material for their fifth album.

Will Yip co-produced and engineered the sessions. Tracking concluded on May 31, 2014.

 

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excited, obviously. i wasn't sure what the status of the next record was at this point.

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very curious what the vibe of this album will be. The songs on VW were very very solid.. just not a big fan of the mixing, tbh. I wonder if keys will be more prominent in this record.. i know they were in the previous records in subtle ways...

 

This album might be more brighter sounding since VW was kind of mellow, but who knows. Will be great as usual im sure.

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Can't wait for this. I still think these guys have the potential to blow away everything they've ever done. Interested in who is going to produce this too.

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YES, they just keep me hanging on!

 

I want them to do whatever it is they think feels right. but Id love for them to do a more artsy album.

maybe not focus as much on choruses or hooks and just put out some super dense and out there tunes.

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YES, they just keep me hanging on!

 

I want them to do whatever it is they think feels right. but Id love for them to do a more artsy album.

maybe not focus as much on choruses or hooks and just put out some super dense and out there tunes.

 

i kind of want them to do a pink floyd like album.. that's just me lol

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i kind of want them to do a pink floyd like album.. that's just me lol

 

Yeah that could be cool too if they brought some proggyness. I just want them to do something shocking or something that sounds important. I just have such high expectations for them because I think theyre so talented

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Yeah that could be cool too if they brought some proggyness. I just want them to do something shocking or something that sounds important. I just have such high expectations for them because I think theyre so talented

Yeah, I think they are underrated musicians all things considered.

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Ill preface this again by saying I want them to do whatever they think feels right but....

 

The more I think about it, Im really not interested in hearing any more "single" type songs from them. Tons of the most relevant and

critically acclaimed bands of the last several years (current era) have foregone writing easily digestible and obvious singles altogether in order to create a

more cohesive and important album. Also straight up alt rock sounds arent even relevant or commercially lucrative any more and havent

been for a while. Just some thoughts

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idk this band is very skilled at what they do obviously and they do have the potential to stay relevant.. but i just dont see it happening in a significant way . I don't see them challenging their fans very much. I think they'll make a new record that sounds good, but to make something "important" i feel like you have to not be afraid to make something that people are going to potentially hate. As much as many dont want to admit it.. originality doesn't sell well. People don't like original ideas. If you look at history the most important artists/musicians did things that were really questionable with their work. But for good reason. Often new ideas go under appreciated, but people learn to understand them. I dont think this band is concerned really with making an important album. Just making music they love. I think there's a big difference between the two.

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I honestly feel like OLG and Juturna more or less deserve to be called important on stylings alone. Im just bored sick of strummed alternative music and the new ones do that somewhat (frequently in the choruses)

 

The point Im trying to make is the most critically acclaimed bands of the last several years dont release alternative rock mostly outside of QOTSA. Look at what The National, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and his other band Volcano Choir have released lately. These are the bands making waves. Alternative rock is not artistically relevant.

 

I mean they had a renaissance period from in '08 or '09 and then they just threw material away and rewrote a bunch of stuff that became BSN. I feel like somewhere along the way someone exec told them that adding alternative influences would garner them more acclaim or something and I just see trends that completely negate that. They are just so technically proficient and have awesome influences. They listen to Silver Mt Zion, Tortoise, Bjork, King Crimson, Godspeed You, and Radiohead. They definitely could hang with these bands.

 

Circa if youre reading this......We love you guys!! Now dazzle us!

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I don't want to sound discouraging when i say i dont see them doing it because in all honesty i do want them to raise the bar not only for themselves but for the rest of us. I mean why not? They do have great influences and the support to make something more powerful than rest of the discography and their entire genre. I feel like these guys have been swimming in this potential pool for a really long time. The previous records were good, but i think we all know they can really bend our minds if they tried. They eliminated the middle man. They have full artistic control over their work now i believe. With that kind of opportunity and privilege they should take full advantage of it in every way. Fuck pre-existing thoughts on music, structure, and genre. get weird. blow our minds.

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I don't want to sound discouraging when i say i dont see them doing it because in all honesty i do want them to raise the bar not only for themselves but for the rest of us. I mean why not? They do have great influences and the support to make something more powerful than rest of the discography and their entire genre. I feel like these guys have been swimming in this potential pool for a really long time. The previous records were good, but i think we all know they can really bend our minds if they tried. They eliminated the middle man. They have full artistic control over their work now i believe. With that kind of opportunity and privilege they should take full advantage of it in every way. Fuck pre-existing thoughts on music, structure, and genre. get weird. blow our minds.

 

This. I agree 10000%

 

I think they know the industry is now in a state where it accepts some challenging music.

I also hope they realize their fans will accept it too. The weirder the better.

 

Also, I just wanna throw this in here....House of Leaves is still one of the most artistic songs Ive ever heard.

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This. I agree 10000%

 

I think they know the industry is now in a state where it accepts some challenging music.

I also hope they realize their fans will accept it too. The weirder the better.

 

Also, I just wanna throw this in here....House of Leaves is still one of the most artistic songs Ive ever heard.

House of Leaves is one of their best songs.

Fever Dreams is also one of their exotic songs in their disc. imo.

 

I just want Circa to write music they love and whatever is spawned from that i will connect too the most.

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Well from the sounds of it seems like they already do love where it's going. Definitely what's more important than the idea of importance itself is that they have the spirit to make music regardless of where it stands amongst the rest.

Sometimes i wonder though.. if the audience has high demands will the artist consider that? So, as much as i want them to make music they love i want them to challenge themselves and the audience they make music for. Not that i expect them to listen to me, but that if i'm open and honest about my thoughts maybe they will hear me out.

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I just realized that Circa's LP5 is probably going to be recorded right after Anthony gets done with the TSOAF tour. Hes going to be performing songs that he hasnt performed in 8 years and other songs for the first time ever. I think hes going to come back from that experience with a lot of inspiration and Id love to see it have influence on LP5. I dont think its too farfetched that it wouldnt. In particular, The Ocean and The Sun had some very interesting vocal work by Anthony. If I think I know anything about the way he works, he is constantly being inspired by new things and the other amazing musicians he sorrounds himself with. This could be SUPER interesting

 

Im excited as shit

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I had to come back here and say holy crap...i'm excited.

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Excited for the new album. Don't expect anything experimental. The guys are older now and have families to take care of. They'll make what sells.

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Excited for the new album. Don't expect anything experimental. The guys are older now and have families to take care of. They'll make what sells.

 

what? They are musicians, they make music that they love..they care about their brand and sound...cmon now

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what? They are musicians, they make music that they love..they care about their brand and sound...cmon now

 

Take off your Circa colored goggles, Daiei speaks the truth. It will still be a good album regardless.

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Take off your Circa colored goggles, Daiei speaks the truth. It will still be a good album regardless.

 

based on what? Daiei just speaks his/her opinion just like you and I. Their actions show they are not afraid to try something different and be risky.

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based on what? Daiei just speaks his/her opinion just like you and I. Their actions show they are not afraid to try something different and be risky.

 

There was nothing risky about Violent Waves.

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